2019 Welsh European Election Briefing

Posted on 9 May 2019 by Richard Martin

It’s the election that wasn’t meant to happen. Wales and the whole UK will be participating in the European Elections in 2019, months after an anticipated ‘Brexit Day’ of 29th March. Taking in the latest Brexit machinations, the arrival of two new significant political parties, massively disappointing English local election results for both the Conservatives
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Wales in Europe post-Brexit

Posted on 8 May 2019 by Dr Rachel Minto

In this post Dr Rachel Minto and Prof Kevin Morgan consider Wales’ future in Europe post-Brexit. Brexit has forced Wales to re-imagine its European future.  Wales’ European presence and profile have been shaped by its distinctive relationship with the European Union (EU).[i]  This will continue to be the case whatever version of Brexit wins the day.
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Welsh tax policy – considering the options

Posted on 17 April 2019 by Cian Sion

From this month onwards, a portion of Income Tax paid by Welsh taxpayers will stay in Wales to directly fund public services. The First Minister, Mark Drakeford has previously indicated that he would not increase Welsh Income Tax rates during the current assembly term unless he was “compelled to do so”. Jeremy Miles used his
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Wales and Labour: 21st-Century Socialism?

Posted on 21 January 2019 by Richard Martin

During his ultimately successful campaign for the leadership of Welsh Labour, Prof. Mark Drakeford described himself as a “21st century socialist”. At the start of 2019, with the new First Minister and his ministerial team in place, former Welsh Government minister Prof. Leighton Andrews and leading Welsh economist Prof. Calvin Jones discuss what effect this
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